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18 Investments in 17 Companies
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Brad is the Chief Operating Officer and President of Ripple. Previously, Brad served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of file collaboration service Hightail. Prior to joining Hightail, he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL from 2009 to 2012. Prior to AOL, Brad held various positions at Yahoo! from 2003 to 2009, culminating in the position of Senior Vice President. Brad previously served as CEO of Dialpad Communications, held management positions at SBC Communications and @Home Network and was an advisor to Silverlake Partners. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Animoto and MC Industries.

Brad Garlinghouse left Hightail in September 2014.

Brad Garlinghouse joined Hightail in May 2012, and manages the company’s core operations, business growth strategy and key partnerships.

Brad believes that a truly successful company begins with its employees and the culture they build together as a team. Brad is focused on creating a winning culture at Hightail by constantly challenging the way people think and how they approach their day-to-day roles at the company.

Prior to coming to Hightail, Brad was President of Consumer Applications and head of AOL’s Silicon Valley operations, where he led the company’s efforts to expand the global reach of its communications products like, AOL Mail and AIM as well as reinvigorate the company’s mobile and social strategy. In addition, Brad was the West Coast lead for AOL Ventures, the company’s venture capital arm.

Previously, Brad was a Senior Advisor at Silver Lake, serving as an in-house counselor on a variety of potential acquisitions. Before that, Brad spent nearly six years at Yahoo!, serving as SVP of Communications and Communities. During his tenure, he also oversaw Front Doors, which included the Yahoo! home page. Under his leadership, Yahoo! Mail went from being ranked No. 3 to leading all competitors by a wide margin and the company’s messaging service rose to become the leader in that market as well. Brad also oversaw the company’s Flickr photo-sharing service and Yahoo! Groups.

Prior to Yahoo!, Brad was CEO of Dialpad Communications responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations, finance, sales and marketing. Earlier in his career he was also a General Partner at @Ventures, Category Manager of Media Development for @Home Network and Manager at SBC Communications.

Brad holds a BA in economics from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard.

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COO

Apr, 2015 - Current   (over 1 year)

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2011 - Current   (over 5 years)
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President, Applications and Commerce
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Apr, 2016$1.9M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015$1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$3.25M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$1.8M / VenturePersonal Investment
May, 2013$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2013$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2013$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2012$2.75M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2012$2M / AngelPersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2010undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2010$20M / Series BPersonal Investment
Dec, 2009$1.92M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2009$2.05M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2007$5M / Series APersonal Investment
Nov, 2005$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 1999$33.2M / Series B

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